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远水不救近火 (遠水不救近火) yuǎn shuǐ bù jiù jìn huǒ

yuǎn shuǐ bù jiù jìn huǒ phrase distant water cannot extinguish a nearby fire
Domain: Proverb 谚语
Notes: Figuratively, distant or long term measures will solve a present emergency; from Han Feizi's Shuo Lin Shang (DCP 'Y448')

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 《圓悟佛果禪師語錄》 Scroll 19 1
Rentian Yan Mu 《人天眼目》 Scroll 1 1